Wellness - Eye Care | 3-18 yrs

Dealing With Conjunctivitis In Children


Do you know that your child can also sometimes suffer from a condition known as the pinkeye? Worry not, for pinkeye or redeye as it is known is some parts of the world is nothing but another name for conjunctivitis. Yes, the same eye infection that causes people to wear dark glasses to avoid further irritation.

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the thin clear tissue that lies over the white part of the eye and lines the inside of the eyelid, says WebMd. It is caused by a number of factors such as viruses, bacteria, irritants such as dirt, shampoo and smoke and allergens like pollen.

According to nhs.uk, the two main symptoms of conjunctivitis in kids are eye redness and discharge. Usually, it starts with one eye but both eyes are affected within a few hours. Interestingly, conjunctivitis is associated with many myths, the most common one being that it is spread by just looking into the infected eye, which is not true.

Conjunctivitis usually occurs during late fall and early spring with a majority of the cases subsiding within 2-5 days without treatment. Conjunctivitis caused by allergens is not contagious but viral and bacterial conjunctivitis can be easily spread from person to person and can cause epidemics.

To know more about the pinkeye, its causes and symptoms and how to know if your kid has conjunctivitis, please click through the pages of this ClipBook.


All About Conjunctivitis In Kids

You rub your eyes, but they won't stop itching. When you look in the mirror, they are red and puffy. What's going on? Do you have a strange sickness? No you have a common problem called conjunctivitis.

Conjunctivitis: Causes And Risk Factors

Viral conjunctivitis is often caused by the same viruses that cause the common cold (called adenoviruses). It also may be caused by herpes simplex virus and the virus that causes measles.

Conjunctivitis Symptoms

The symptoms of conjunctivitis will depend on what's causing the condition. However, the two main symptoms are usually: Only one eye tends to be affected at first, but symptoms usually affect both eyes within a few hours.

Conjunctivitis: Dos, Don'ts And Myths

One can get conjunctivitis by looking at a person suffering with same-it is not an airborne disease and spreads only through contact. Using any eye drop prior can prevent conjunctivitis-there is no preventive anti-viral eye drop.

How To Cope With Conjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis commonly happen during late fall and early spring and usually attends common colds and upper respiratory tract inflections like sore throat and runny nose. Just like common colds, the condition resolves in a few days. 65% of cases s...

Protection From Pink Eye

Conjunctivitis caused by allergens is not contagious; however, viral and bacterial conjunctivitis can be easily spread from person to person and can cause epidemics.

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